DIY ✰ Gingerbread Scrub

DIY ✰ Gingerbread Scrub

I love the idea of giving homemade gifts but must confess I am usually quite lazy on this front. However, here is one gift idea that I did manage to get around to making (because it’s so quick and easy to make!) A gingerbread body scrub. Yes, gingerbread. Not only is it very cheap, quick and easy to put together but it also smells incredible and is super good for your skin!

It is thoroughly recommended that you make or purchase a gingerbread man to eat whilst making this scrub. It will make you very happy.

DIY ✰ Gingerbread Scrub

 You will need…

  • 500g / 2 cups brown sugar
  • 240ml / 1 cup oil (olive oil, coconut oil and sweet almond oil are good choices)
  • 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp mixed spice (or pumpkin pie mix)
  • A jar or container

Optional extras: Add 1 tbsp vitamin E oil or 1 tbsp honey for dry skin


  1.  Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. If the mixture is too oily, add sugar, if it’s too dry, add more oil. Adjust spice measurements to your liking. Some oils can mask the scent of the ginger and cinnamon, so add more if needed.
  2. Store in an air-tight container or jar and decorate!

And there you are! A lovely, homemade, healthy gift idea for Christmas :-)

Some Gingerbread blog love!


    • says

      I got that ribbon a couple of months ago and I’ve been itching to use it ever since! And I cannot tell you how amazing this smells, well… it smells of gingerbread – what more can I say :-)

  1. says

    The gingerbread ribbon is so adorable! I have a vast collection of ribbons – do we have that in common, too? I don’t have a gingerbread one, though! Homemade gifts are so lovely to receive, and a lot of fun to make as long as it isn’t too rushed. This is perfect because I presume it’ll keep quite well and can be made a little ahead of time?
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    • says

      From past experience, homemade scrubs tend to last 2-3 months (maybe more if using the vitamin E oil) but to be on the safe side I would tell the recipient to use it within 2 months. And yes, that is another thing we have in common Natasha! I have an ever-growing collection of ribbons but the gingerbread man is definitely my current favourite :-)

      • Donna Kelly says

        My Christmas decoration theme is gingerbread man. I have a handwritten recipe from my Gram which I stitched and framed and that was the start of everything gingerbread. I don’t want to share this because I think I’ll make this for my friends.

    • says

      Absolutely! In fact, I had to edit this post to link to your gingerbread pudding (mainly to remind myself to make it) and because it’s very fitting :-)

  2. says

    This is really neat and you made it look so pretty, Aimee! I do try to make a few things to give my neighbors and friends as gifts. I’m starting to plan my to-do list so I don’t get too stressed out! I need one of your Danish butter cookies! : )
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    • says

      Thank you Monica :-) I think I may have to make another batch of those cookies soon… not only for the taste, but for the sheer joy of using my cookie press again!

  3. says

    Hello Aimee! What a beautiful blog you have! so glad I found it tonight. Like you, I love the idea of homemade christmas gifts, but it often doesn’t happen. This looks like the perfect place to start!

  4. says

    I’m really not a girl who pays attention to the way she looks, so I never use a body scrub, but anything that includes or looks like food has my attention. And this scrub has me smitten! I LOVE the idea! You are so creative!!! (three exclamation marks means its true) And now I need to show off to the rest of the family ;) I’m gonna be so pretty~
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    • says

      You are so lovely, thank you! I have to say though, this scrub is definitely not about making you look better – it’s all about enjoying the gorgeous scent, the way it makes your skin feel and the smugness you feel knowing you made it yourself ;-)

  5. says

    What a cute gingerbread ribbon and adorable DIY jar – homemade & healthy gifts are perfect for the holidays! I’m not too fond of “gingerbread” body products, but I would love to eat them instead – brown sugar, oil, ginger, pumpkin pie mix- sounds like my kinda treat!

    • says

      You know, the olive oil is the only thing that put me off eating the scrub whilst I was making it. But it does smell very tempting! And I’m in love with that gingerbread man ribbon. I’ve already nearly ran out of it.. I’ll have to buy some more!

  6. Pernilla says

    Can I ask you what is in the spice mix? Don’t recognize the pumpkin pie mix. Can it be replaced with something else or what would be the purpose of the mix? I want to make this!

  7. Kristina says

    Hi, I just made this and was wondering if it mattered which brown sugar was used? I mixed one cup each light and dark brown sugar and the smell was not so “gingerbread ” like more molasses. I am going to try again only using light brown sugar. I was just curious if any one had mixed the two or just used one or the other. Thanks

    • says

      Hi Kirstina! Hmmm, I used demerera sugar which is a very coarse sugar and gives a subtle caramel sugar smell but haven’t tested it using other sugars. I would say the coarser the better and avoid anything too strong like molasses. Although I love the smell of molasses too! I hope the second try works out for you, please let me know how you get on :-)

    • says

      Hi Ilana, it will last at least 2 months in an air tight container or jar – perhaps even longer (especially if you use the vit E oil) Hope that helps!

  8. Kay Thompson says

    I’ve just made it and it smells like christmas pud because I got dark brown sugar..I just wanted to check does the oil seperate slightly from the mix?

    • says

      Mm, bet it smells amazing! The oil will only separate after a couple of months or if refrigerated. Mine kept at room temperature for a couple of months without separating :-)

  9. Silva Bieser says

    This scrub smells and feels amazing! I have just made it, adding vitamin E oil as well as cinnamon and nutmeg (couldn’t help myself!) and have just used it as a hand scrub in order to try it immediately. I was able to make 1.5 containers so one will go in the main bathroom and the other for my girls to use. Thanks so much for sharing!!!


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